Die-Cut Encouragement Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS encouragement card on which I combined a Memory Box die and Essentials by Ellen supplies.

CAS Die-Cut Encouragement Card

I cut the Memory Box Country Landscape from Canson XL Watercolor Paper, which I had colored with Distress Inks. For the green, I combined the Distress Oxide Peeled Paint with Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough. I also colored a small strip of the Canson XL Watercolor Paper with Fired Brick. I cut a house and small heart from the red paper with dies in the Home & Hearth set. I used the same set to cut a tree from green paper. I assembled the house and added it to the landscape.

For the background, I smooshed Distress Oxide Broken China on to the Canson XL Watercolor Paper. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Up the Happy with VersaFine Ink.

CAS Die-Cut Encouragement Card

I used a Lil’ Inker  square die to cut the panels; however, the card is not square. I found that I needed more room vertically, so the card is 4 1/4″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall.

Supplies: Memory Box Country Landscape

Taylored Expressions – Surf’s Up!

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, summer-themed card featuring supplies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Surf's Up

Yes, I have been making a lot of square cards lately! I have also been trying to use more of my patterned paper (of which I have quite a lot). The patterned paper on this card is from Echo Park.

I stamped the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo sentiment directly on the background paper. I added a surf board from On the Road – Surf Bus to the top of the assembled On the Road – Beetle. The palm is cut with the Build a Scene – Tropical set.

Taylored Expressions Surf's Up

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Penny Black – Cabin in the Woods

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “Hello” card featuring a combination of Penny Black dies including 51-303 Build a House.

Penny Black Cabin in the Woods

I used the patterned paper (most, if not all is Simple Stories) as the starting point for the feel of the card, which I wanted to be woodsy and cozy – a cabin in the woods. After assembling the cabin, I added a sentiment cut with a die in the 51-040 Hello Frame set, a cloud cut with the smallest die in the 51-033 Silver Linings set, and trees cut with the 51-273 Tall Trees set.

Most of the solid color cardstock is Stampin’ Up. I cut the background with a 4 1/4″ square die from Lil’ Inker Designs.

 

 

 

Lawn Fawn – Tropical Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, tropical-themed card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Tropical Hello

The crab and palms were cut with dies in the Palm Trees set. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hello Baby on a sand dune (I really like the simplicity of the typeface of this sentiment), cut with a die in the Stitched Hillside Border set. I primarily used Stampin’ Up cardstock, although I pulled out Memory Box cardstock for the palm fronds, as the other green cardstock I tried didn’t provide enough punch (I get obsessed with green cardstock shades/tints on a regular basis!). I cut the background with a 4 1/4″ square die from Lil’ Inker Designs.

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My Favorite Things – Nautical-Themed CAS Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, nautical-themed card featuring supplies from My Favorite Things.

MFT Nautical

I have had the Hot Cocoa Cups in my die collection for a while now (purchased for a winter-themed project) and thought it would be fun to turn them into nautical-themed coffee cups. The standalone anchor die in the recently released You Float My Boat die set fits perfectly!

I stamped the sentiment from the You Float My Boat stamp set with a navy ink from Impress Stamps. To add subtle texture behind the mugs, I added embossing paste using the Tim Holtz Faded Dots Stencil. The patterned paper is from the Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

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Taylored Expressions – Retirement Sale

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 120 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at prices up to 85% off — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Visit the SALE HERE to start shopping!

Plus, for a limited time, you can receive additional savings on these soon-to-be collector’s items (see graphic above for details). Additional discounts expire 11:59 pm CST on July 16, 2017.

I’m re-sharing personalized holiday items for the home using one of the items on the retirement list. I created Thanksgiving and Christmas napkin rings with our family’s initials and the Napkin Ring die set.

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

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Lawn Fawn – Happy Mail

Hello and Happy July! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Happy Mail

I had more layers on my design originally (I was planning to heat-emboss the sentiment on a strip of green grass), but decided I was just cluttering up the card (plus I wasn’t using green anywhere else).

Lawn Fawn Happy Mail
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Penny Black – Floral Die Cuts

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold, summer-themed, CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts

I die-cut the larger blooms using one of the dies in the 51-262 Poinsettia Bough set (I used this die set on holiday cards shown here and here). The smaller bloom was cut with a die in the 51-050 Tweet Things set and the greenery with the 51-119 Flower Frolic die.

I heat-embossed one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set on black cardstock. To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy. The background is a subtle woodgrain patterned paper. All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts

Taylored Expressions – Land of the Free

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS patriotic card featuring the Simply Said – 4th of July set. I used the other sentiments in the stamp set on this card and this card.

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

I heat-embossed the sentiment and added die-cut embellishments cut with the Little Bits – Firework and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti sets. I added texture with the Fireworks embossing folder. The patterned paper is from a Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

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Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set – Two CAS Cards

Hello! Today, I’m sharing two CAS cards featuring the fun and versatile Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends die set.

For my first card, I drew inspiration from the movie poster for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In the movie, Bill Murray’s character, Steve Zissou, wears a red beanie hat. I created a beanie-wearing sea lion with the die set and heat-embossed a sentiment from the Mermaid for You set on the die-cut wave.

Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set

For my second card, I created an Orca whale with the die set and added a Seattle Skyline (die purchased at Impress) to the background.

Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set

I cut the sentiment with the Cole’s ABCs set.

Supplies: Stampin’ Up cardstock